Last Updated on July 12, 2022 by Dayanand Kadella
Productivity is a “gauge” of how effectively someone completes a task or manages themselves in their day-to-day life. We frequently believe that being productive entails doing more tasks each day. Wrong. Being productive means constantly completing vital tasks. There are just a few things that are vital, regardless of what you are working on.
Being productive involves doing a few things at a steady, average pace rather than doing everything at top speed.
The majority of productivity techniques center on short-term effectiveness: how to manage your to-do list efficiently, how to do more each morning, how to cut down on the length of your weekly meetings, etc. These are all logical concepts.
However, we sometimes overlook the fact that there are some strategic decisions we must make if we hope to optimize our output over the long run. The articles that follow explain some concepts concerning long-term productivity.
7 Simple TIPS to Increase Productivity:
Tip#1: Manage energy, not time.
You’ll probably come to the realization that you perform specific activities better at particular times if you give it some thought. How do you feel when you first wake up? Afternoon? Evening? Determine which activities are most suited for each energy level and time of day.
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Tip#2: Next Day plan.
Spend a little amount of time each night setting out your to-do list for the next day if you only accomplish one task each day. When I do it perfectly, I’ll outline the content, in columns, I’ll write the next day and create a list of the top priorities for me to complete, the next day, week, or this month. It requires 10 minutes that bedtime, but it saves 3 hours the next day.
Tip#3: Avoid checking Email.
Sounds easy. It’s never done. I had to fight the desire to check my inbox for a long before I understood that everything could wait a few hours. In the early morning hours of each day, don’t check your email since no one is likely to send you an email about a serious emergency (a death in the family, etc.). Instead of responding to what is “urgent,” use the morning to do what is important. I would suggest don’t look at the mobile or laptop first thing in the morning. Checking your to-do list in the diary would be perfect.
Tip#4: Avoid Phone
or on the desk of your coworker. Turn your phone off and leave it in another room. Put it out of sight, or at the absolute least, hide it. This reduces the need to check Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media. By using this straightforward technique, you may avoid engaging in half-work, when you squander time shifting your focus between pointless things.
Tip#5: Be in a Cool Environment.
Have you ever noticed how a heated environment makes you feel sleepy and lethargic? Focusing your mind and body is simple and may be accomplished by lowering the temperature or relocating to a colder location. (This one is a tip of the hat to Michael Hyatt.)
Tip#6: Sit up or stand up.
Your diaphragm presses against the bottom of your lungs and your chest collapses while you are leaned over, making it difficult for you to breathe comfortably and deeply. You’ll discover that you can breathe easier and more deeply if you sit up straight or stand up. Your brain will receive more oxygen as a consequence, which will improve your ability to focus.
Tip#7: Develop a “pre-game routine” to kick off your day.
I start my morning by drinking two glasses of water, especially normal temperature water. Some may meditate for 5 to 10 minutes in the morning. I also practiced meditation during winter times, but during the hot days of my climate right now (in summer); bugs and insects hold me back from doing that again.
Similar to that, you have to have a set order for your morning routine. Your brain receives a signal from this short pattern that it is time to start working, exercising, or going through whatever other mode you need to be in to complete your assignment. A pre-game ritual also assists you in overcoming a lack of motivation and doing tasks even when you don’t feel like it.
Best Productivity Books
- The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
- Getting Things Done by David Allen
- Essentialism by Greg McKeown
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